Aroon started his entrepreneurial career at the young age of 22 after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Finance & Economics from Lenoir-Rhyne University, North Carolina. Aroon is the Founder & CEO of disruptive unmanned self-service retail technology startup Vendekin Technologies Pvt. Ltd; which in three years has established a presence in more than 4 countries with its patented technology for unmanned automated vending machines and self-service kiosks. In the past, Aroon had founded a start-up Virrea Technologies in the e/m/Governance and virtual and augmented reality solutions space with a focus on projects with impact on society and has also worked and collaborated with various start-ups in the past. Aroon is an avid sports fan and has formerly played tennis competitively at the national and international level being a former top 15 player in India and top 800 in the world.
Mr. Vineet Nayyar, an accomplished leader, has helmed several organizations across industries, creating high-performance teams and successful businesses. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vineet has worked with the Government of India, International Multilateral Agencies and in the Corporate Sector (both Public and Private).
He is also the Vice-Chairman at Tech Mahindra, an Indian IT conglomerate. Vineet was awarded the Ernst and Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year [Manager]’ for the Year 2013. He was also featured as one of the Top 20 Best Indian CEOs awarded by Business Today in 2015.
Vineet's enthusiasm & experience creates a wonderful atmosphere when he interacts & mentors the young, dynamic staff at Vendekin.
Mr. Anshoo Gaur has handled many leadership roles and developed one of the most profitable portfolios. He is a winner of the prestigious Bloomberg-UTV CXO IT MNC Business leaders of the year Award 2010 and several other awards. Anshoo is one of the youngest business leaders based in India who is a senior executive of a multinational company to be appointed as the President and Managing Director of Amdocs India in 2008.
He is a member of NASSCOM, CII, IMA, PCC and SEAP, Pune and is the founding curator of the new World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community hub in Pune, India. Anshoo likes spending his free time with his family, reading, researching cross-cultural leadership, and playing badminton.
CP Gurnani (popularly known as ‘CP’ within his peer group) is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra. He is an accomplished business leader with extensive experience in international business development, start-ups and turnarounds, joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions, CP led Tech Mahindra's transformation journey, and one of the biggest turnarounds of Indian Corporate History - the acquisition and merger of Satyam. A chemical engineering graduate from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, he is a distinguished and active alumnus of the Institute. He has also been felicitated with an honorary Doctorate degree by the Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology. CP has been awarded the 'Best CEO of the year' three years in a row by Business Today. CP strongly believes in promoting child education. He is an active member of the Tech Mahindra Foundation. CP has also co-founded ‘Titliyan’, an NGO located in Noida spreading smiles, happiness, and education to more than 140 underprivileged children.
He is a professional with 29 years of experience across FMCG, Engineering, and Consumer durable industry in handling Operations, Sales & after-sales, Innovation, supply chain, vendor development, new product and equipment commercialization in Global companies. He is an advisor, investor & mentor (AIM) for Start-ups in the space of Food & Beverage, Equipment, consumer durables, energy, IoT, Agri-Tech, Edutech, Travel, retail, eCommerce, logistics, packaging, supply chain, HVAC, Waste Management, etc.
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He is a career entrepreneur and has started 2 successful companies - one venture-backed startup (Roamware) that was acquired for 9 figures and one bootstrapped (Better) that he built from the ground up into a profitable tech venture firm with a diverse portfolio of product businesses & seed investments.
He has worked on a lot of product ideas and succeeded where he built customers around the world with a very strong NPS for each of our product companies. He is a huge fan of growth hacking & is continuously learning how to become an even better marketer. Scaling is at the core of everything that he does. His seed investment portfolio has grown from a few early bets to a set of 35+ companies with 2 successful exits and several Series A/B milestones.
Mr. Pankaj Zanwar is the Founder and Director of ‘iAM: Integrated Active Monitoring Pvt. Ltd.’ which is transforming multi-location offices to make them safe, secure, and efficient through IoT technologies. Mr Pankaj has a total of 24 years of experience in electronics and IT and has a degree in Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics. He started his career with India’s premium research institute Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) as Scientific Officer for the design and development of Electronic Security Systems for Nuclear power plants. He also worked for IBM in different roles including Lead architect in-network storage products. Pankaj has Designed, Developed and Deployed solution for Footfall counting across 1500 retail stores, 24x7 Remote Monitoring Solution to make banks and ATM Safe and Secure across 5000+ locations, Energy Monitoring and Control Solution across 500+ locations to save 15% of energy consumption. Pankaj is also the founder of ‘Smart I electronics systems Pvt. Ltd.’ which is the leading manufacturer of Access control, time attendance, and e-surveillance system. Mr. Pankaj has a Patent by his name for ‘Advertising for Real and Virtual Worlds’.
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